WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC
Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!
About Sunday Services at KUCC
Location: Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood, 63122. We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.
Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.
Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.
Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.
KUCC is embarking on its annual campaign to fund the ministries of our church. We do so with gratitude for God’s many blessings to us and for the opportunities we have to share and to serve others. We are asking members to include their mission giving in this year’s pledge so that we can budget more effectively. To learn more about this request or simply to learn more about how your contributions to KUCC are used, please plan to attend a “town hall” style meeting to discuss the stewardship campaign for 2017. Members of the Stewardship and Finance ministry team and members of the Council will be present to explain this year’s budget proposal, gather your input, and answer your questions. Four times have been set for these discussions:
Please join in our effort to share our abundance with those in need.
Building Renewal Plan Approved by Congregation!
At a special meeting of the congregation after worship on September 25, a quorum of our membership voted unanimously to proceed with plans for our facility renewal: reconfiguring the main floor of the church for flexible use, including fellowship meals; repairing and resurfacing the parking lot; and adding a lift to provide accessible entry from the main parking lot. Half of the cost will come from funds on hand, and we will conduct a capital campaign in February and March of 2017 to raise the other half. We rejoice in reaching these decisions after many years of praying and discussing how to make our facility serve the mission we feel called by God to fulfill.
UCC Polity with Geoffrey Black of Eden Seminary, Oct. 2, 9 , 16, and 23
Rev. Black, now a visiting professor at Eden Theological Seminary, served as the Seventh General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ (UCC), from 2009 to 2015. He will explain the organization of the United Church of Christ as a denomination and how its agencies, supporting the autonomous authority of the local congregations, create our unique polity—a term which refers to ““the manner in which a denomination governs and administers its life and relationships among the individuals, churches and groups within it.” From UCC Polity—The United Church of Christ
Ballot Issues–October 30
On Election Day voters will face several ballot issues in addition to the choice of office holders for the state and nation. The adult education discussion on Oct. 30 will attempt to clarify these issues so that members can be better informed. Join the conversation and consider how your faith might inform your decisions.
Cabaret on Oct. 23–Make Plans to Attend!
Second Book Sale Scheduled for November 5
The next KUCC Book Sale will be November 5th from 8 am to 1 pm. People are welcome to drop off books to be donated anytime during normal church business hours. We will also be having a bake sale at the same time as the book sale. You can leave books in the basement or to the right of the entrance to the office. All donations gladly accepted! Bakers are also needed. Contact Shane Bowen if you can contribute baked goods for the sale.